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May 1, 2001 / le 1er mai 2001

CMAJ  2001; 164(9)
Highlights of this issue
•  Editorial
•  Letters
•  Research
•  Commentary
•  Review
•  The Left Atrium
•  News
•  Deaths
•  Heart & Soul
Advances in the management of acute coronary syndromes
In this issue, Paul Armstrong introduces a new series on advances in the management of acute coronary syndromes (page 1303), and David Fitchett and colleagues describe the early assessment and triage of patients presenting with chest pain and the need to match treatment to risk (page 1309).

  Editorial • Éditorial
1269 Lessons from cisapride
1271 Leçons tirées du cisapride

1275 Letters • Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents

  Research • Recherche
1285 Age-related differences in in-hospital mortality and the use of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction
J.-M. Boucher, N. Racine, T. Huynh Thanh, E. Rahme, J. Brophy, J. LeLorier, P. Théroux, on behalf of the Quebec Acute Coronary Care Working Group
1291 Efficacy of a clinical medication review on the number of potentially inappropriate prescriptions prescribed for community-dwelling elderly people
J. Allard, R. Hébert, M. Rioux, J. Asselin, L. Voyer
  Research Letter • Éxposé de recherche
1299 Schizophrenia: people's perceptions in Quebec
E. Stip, J. Caron, C.J. Lane

  Commentary • Commentaire
1301 Thrombolytics in elderly patients: A triumph of hope over experience?
D.R. Thiemann, S.P. Schulman
1303 New advances in the management of acute coronary syndromes
P.W. Armstrong
1305 Continuing review of research approved by Canadian research ethics boards
C. Weijer

  Review • Synthèse
1309 New advances in the management of acute coronary syndromes: 1. Matching treatment to risk
D. Fitchett, S. Goodman, A. Langer
1317 PubMed: bridging the information gap
J. McEntyre, D. Lipman
1321 Monitoring clinical research: report of one hospital's experience
J. McCusker, Z. Kruszewski, B. Lacey, B. Schiff

1326 The Left Atrium • De l'oreille gauche [HTML]
  • T. Hutchinson reviews essays from JAMA [PDF]
  • A.M. Todkill goes to see the National Gallery's Elusive Paradise [PDF]
  • B. Deady learns how to teach [PDF]
  • The Railway Children E. Nesbit [PDF]

1331 News • Nouvelles
  • Drug patent protection: How long is long enough? [HTML / PDF]
  • Urologist's $1-million gift boosts prostate research on East Coast [HTML / PDF]
  • Asbestos risks to receive airing in US [HTML / PDF]
  • Is Australia's safe injection site experiment bound for Vancouver? [HTML / PDF]
  • A golden opportunity for UK family docs [HTML / PDF]
  • ORs closed after Aspergillus discovered at Royal Vic [HTML / PDF]
  • Spending on drugs approaching $15 billion a year: CIHI [HTML / PDF]
  • Head-hunting in the health care jungle [HTML / PDF]
  • Medical school enrolment growing too slowly? [HTML / PDF]
  • On the Net: Down a dark (carpal) tunnel [HTML / PDF]
  • One country, one medical licence! [HTML / PDF]
  • Pulse: Canadians continue to spend more on drugs than doctors [HTML / PDF]
  • Saskatchewan hopes to ease MD shortage by easing licensing requirements [HTML / PDF]
  • Migraine drug recalled [HTML / PDF]
  • Clinical Update: Lisinopril for migraine [HTML / PDF]
  • Public Health: Foot-and-mouth disease in animals and humans [HTML / PDF]

1391 Deaths • Nécrologie

1392 Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
Caring, not curing
L. Swanson

CMA Policy
Physicians and the pharmaceutical industry (update 2001) [PDF]

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